KORN Drummer RAY LUZIER On His Influences

The Italian branch of Roadrunner Records conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier when he took part in a drum clinic on September 21 in Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN made a deliberate return to its musical roots on its latest album, "Korn III - Remember Who You Are", which arrived on July 13 and follows up 2007's untitled eighth studio album. The band even recruited old friend and producer Ross Robinson, who worked on the band's 1994 debut and 1996's "Life Is Peachy", to produce the new record. Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse of Radio why the band decided to go retro. "We felt it was time for us to go back and try and do like an old-school record," he said. "After 'Peachy', we started, you know, working with different producers and really experimenting, and with Untitled it feels like we've explored all we wanted to explore, and it was time for us to strip things back down again and just write an intense, emotional record."

Davis told Billboard.com in June that KORN "hit a wall creatively with all the experimentation" on its last effort, a fact perhaps represented in the album's less-than-stellar sales.

KORN also courted controversy on 2005's "See You On The Other Side" by working with songwriting team The Matrix, known for their work with AVRIL LAVIGNE.

"Remember Who You Are" is the band's first album with independent label Roadrunner Records after a two-record stint with EMI Music.

The first single and video from the album is called "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)". The clip was shot in the downtrodden California town of Oildale, near where KORN was formed in Bakersfield.

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